Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Jok olwedo. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Subjects

    spirit songs

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  • Recording locations

    Apach, Uganda

  • Performers

    unidentified (2 gourd rattles), unidentified (2 drums)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Singers

    unidentified (solo singer, female), unidentified (female chorus)

  • Description

    Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.153. English translation of song lyrics from available documentation: "witch craft started from the Olwedo tree where he found some magic" (and thus fell ill). Performer notes : From available documentation: one woman on medium sized drum with two sticks, another woman on small drum with one stick beating pulse. Dancing: jumping side-ways in an erratic manner.

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